China’s rise and its impact on South East Asian businesses

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For centuries voyagers from China and India have brought goods, people, religions and cultures to the countries of South East Asia. In more modern times one of the most important visitors to the region was Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese leader who visited Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in November 1978. Deng was very impressed with Singapore’s economic development in particular, and in discussions with Singapore’s then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, Lee described the policies that had allowed Singapore to rise quickly from a third world country to first world income status. During these meetings Lee also requested that Deng stop trying to export communism to the region, with political struggles in the region being a major source of instability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing Business in ASEAN Markets
Subtitle of host publicationLeadership Challenges and Governance Solutions across Asian Borders
EditorsPeter Verhezen, Ian Williamson, Mark Crosby, Natalia Soebagjo
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319417905
ISBN (Print)9783319417899
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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